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A nice place to meander

Great place for a pleasant walk, walking the dog, or just popping down to the river and watching... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert H
Basildon, United Kingdom
Something here for all age groups

Whilst I wouldn't suggest that Wat Tyler is a complete family "day out", it does cater for children... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greg M
Basildon, United Kingdom
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125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and saltmarsh habitats. Attractions include a miniature railway, sculpture trail, visitor centre, refreshment facilities, birdwatching hides and an...more
Wat Tyler Country Park Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England
+44 1268 550088
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a pleasant walk, walking the dog, or just popping down to the river and watching the boats go by

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst I wouldn't suggest that Wat Tyler is a complete family "day out", it does cater for children and adults of all ages, whether this be the small museum in the visitor centre which details the local history or the activity park which caters for...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am over 70 myself but visiting this park and walking by about is so peaceful. Yes the children make a lot of noise and run about all over the place, playing games but that's how they are. During the week, Mondays to Fridays it's...More

Thank Colin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's actually quiet nice. There is a small kiosk to get an ice cream or some chips that is very reasonably priced. The visitor centre is very well kept with exception clean facilities. Plenty of open grassed areas to sit and relax if you want...More

Thank DarenWessex
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I have walked around run around and cycled around and have enjoyed the tranquillity of this area, but this whole site is brimming with the near and far history that lots of people do not even realise. A lovely area that is packed full of...More

Thank keithpackman
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We came here at the weekend & was quite taken aback. The place has improved since our last visit a year or so ago. My only qualm is...there really needs to be a warden & a 'on the spot fine' for dog owners not clearing...More

1  Thank Jan R
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This place has such a lot of space and an excellent play area! The facilities include a great cafe and snack bar and proper toilets. In spring and summer they have a little train that takes you up to the estuary Only thing I don't...More

Thank Paula417
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

I have been told the car park charges are being ontroduced just in time for the school summer holidays and that the charge will be £3. A lady working in the cafe said the businesses got the charges put up from £1 because they wont...More

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Been coming for 20 years. Very beautiful. Very educational. Highly recommend to any solo, family or couple. It welcomes everyone of all generations.

Thank chanelk91
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Love this Country Park. Can leave the kids at the play area or join you whilst walking the family dog. Great way to meet other like minded people. Great views, great walkways, and learn a bit of history on the way. Then finish off with...More

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nicki m
August 30, 2018|
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Response from Greg M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's ok for mountain bikes, not road bikes
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Lesley H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as far as I know it will be £1 but not sure when it’s being introduced
Ron S
January 17, 2017|
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Response from RichG1969 | Reviewed this property |
I have heard rumours that the idea has been mooted at the Council for part of Wat Tyler to be turned over for housing. How true or not this is remains to be seen. I think it wise to keep an eye open for public notices just... More